Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

“This is a combination of a couple of different recipes. My husband really likes potatoes in his split pea soup, so this is a variation of a traditional soup. Prep and cooking times do not include time for soaking peas. Also, cooking time DOES include time for building and releasing pressure in cooker.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large pot, rinse peas well in cold water. Once rinsed, cover with water and bring to a boil on stove.
  2. Once it has come to a boil, remove from heat, cover and let sit for one hour.
  3. Drain the peas and put peas in pressure cooker along with 6 cups of the water, ham bone (not diced ham), onions, celery, bay leaf, bouillon cubes, 1/2 of the salt, pppercorns and dried thyme.
  4. Put lid on cooker, place rocker on vent pipe and bring to high pressure. When at correct pressure, start timing for 20 minutes.
  5. Let cooker release steam naturally.
  6. If using a pork bone, remove and pull all meat off and add to soup.
  7. Adjust salt to suit your taste at this point.
  8. Remove bay leaf.
  9. Add diced ham, carrots and potatoes.
  10. Add remainder of the water based on your preferred thickness.
  11. Replace lid, bring to pressure and time for 10 more minutes.
  12. Let pressure naturally drop, remove lid and enjoy!

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